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Rowan of Rin : The Journey - Emily Rodda

Rowan of Rin : The Journey

Hardcover

Published: 1st December 2005
For Ages: 9+ years old
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Rowan is an unlikely hero. The sturdy people of Rin see him as a timid weakling. Yet Sheba, the unpredictable old wise woman, sees in him a special quality not possessed by the other villagers. Time after time Rowan must save his people and prove himself by embarking on a dangerous quest where his success depends on his ability to solve Sheba's cryptic riddles. The sequence of five quest stories builds to an extraordinary climax as slowly the pieces of the puzzle come together to reveal the truth about Rin.

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4.0

Trip down memory lane

By Lozzlebot

from Brisbane, AU

About Me Bookworm

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Pros

  • Nostalgia
  • Primary Required Reading

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Parent Child
    • Parentchild Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Rowan of Rin : The Journey:

    This is a great 5 in 1 collection of all the Rowan of Rin stories I remember enjoying as a 10 year old. The best part is, more than 10 years later, they are still an enjoyable read!

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    5.0

    Some of Rodda's best work!

    By Mossy

    from Toronto

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Rowan of Rin : The Journey:

      Easily some of Rodda's best work.

      I have been a long time fan of the Deltora Quest series and have thoroughly enjoyed Rodda's other works in the past. However, Rowan of Rin seems to be on an entirely different level.

      The insular world Rin gives the story a very unique tone, blending gritty realism and fairy tale into a gripping and moving story. This book is aimed at younger readers but can be enjoyed by older readers just the same. While the messages and subtext may seem more obvious to an adult, it doesn't make the stories contained here any less enjoyable. Rowan is easily the most relateable character I've ever played, special in no other ways than having a shy and kind demeanour.

      The only criticism I have for Rowan of Rin is that there isn't more of it! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

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      5.0

      Great to have all the books in one

      By crafty

      from Bribie Island

      About Me Everyday Reader

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about Rowan of Rin : The Journey:

        My girls are loving the adventure this book is taking us on.

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        ISBN: 9781862915923
        ISBN-10: 186291592X
        Series: Rowan of Rin Ser.
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 9+ years old
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 597
        Published: 1st December 2005
        Publisher: Scholastic Australia
        Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 16.000  x 4.000

        Emily Rodda

        Emily Rodda is one of Australia’s most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.

        A former editor of The Women’s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children’s books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.

        Amongst her many books, she has written Crumbs!, Finders Keepers and The Timekeeper (both serialised for television); Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers; Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal; Rowan and the Zebak and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books. Rowan of Rin was the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

        Visit Emily Rodda's Booktopia Author Page